Tag: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Prince Is Blaming African Pilgrims For Over 700 Dead During Mecca Stampede

Saudi Arabia’s head of the central Hajj commitee, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, has blamed the crush outside the holy city of Mecca that killed at least 717 people and injured 850 more on “some pilgrims with African nationalities”, reports ibtimes.co.uk. People from several different countries are reported to have died in[Read More…]

Buhari Has Announced The Cancelation Of Govt Delegation To Hajj In Saudi Arabia

In his bid to cut cost of governments, President Mohammadu Buhari has announced that there would be no federal government delegation for this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia. He however stated that the government shall play its traditional roles of providing consular, medical and security services to Nigerian pilgrims. With[Read More…]

Med-View Airlines to commence operations into London, Jeddah

Med-View Airlines, is to commence direct flight operations from Lagos to London, United Kingdom; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to its Managing Director/CEO, Alhaji Munuer Bankole. Bankole who spoke to journalists while taking delivery of a new Boeing 767-300ER bought by the airline,[Read More…]

Saraki Condemns Exploitation Of Nigerians By The Saudi Arabian Embassy

Dr. Bukola Abubakar Saraki, the President of Nigerian Senate has criticised the entry visa issuance policy of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Nigeria for this year’s lesser hajj. Saraki, who arrived Medinah on Saturday, listened to complaints from some Nigerians who are performing the lesser hajj and noted that the[Read More…]

A Suicide Bomber Attacks During Prayers At A Shiite Mosque In Saudi Arabia Kills And Wounds 30 People

A suicide bomber has blown up himself at a Shiite mosque in the east of Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers. Local residents say the explosion has killed and wounded at least 30 people, the News Agency Reuters reported. The blast took place at the Imam Ali mosque in the town of[Read More…]

Saudi Blogger Flogged For ‘Insulting Islam’

Saudi Arabia has lashed a liberal blogger 50 times in public, despite widespread international outrage and calls for clemency from human right groups. Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, said on twitter that blogger and activist, Raif Badawi, was lashed outside a mosque in the Red Sea coastal city[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia Insists ‘OPEC Won’t Cut Output Even At $20 A Barrel’

OPEC will not cut oil production even if the price drops to $20 a barrel and it is unfair to expect the cartel to reduce output if non-members do not, Saudi Arabia said. “Whether it goes down to $20 a barrel, $40, $50, $60, it is irrelevant,” the kingdom’s Oil[Read More…]

Biometrics Now Mandatory For Nigerians Traveling To Saudi Arabia

By Alkasim Abdulkadir VFS TasHeel said it will begin processing Saudi visas of various categories except for Hajj and Umrah. However, pilgrims who have applied for Saudi visas are required to do biometric enrollment at the VFS TasHeel centre. VFS TasHeel is a joint venture between the global visa processing[Read More…]

2014 Hajj Operations Begins

Airlifting of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2014 Hajj has commenced at all Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) controlled airport across the country. On Wednesday September 10th, no fewer than 502 intending pilgrims departed from the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, aboard Max Airlines Kano to Saudi Arabia to perform this[Read More…]